Thursday, May 26, 2011

Now THAT was quick...

A blog dedicated towards announcements and developments concerning the Agudah recently popped up on the Jewish blog scene; Hirhurim posted a link to the site, which presumably was started without authorization of the power-that-be over at the Agudah. Considering Agudah's firm stance against the Internet, I was surprised until I followed the link and found the below message:

News at Agudath Israel of America: Statement regarding this site: "Agudath Israel of America has received inquiries about a site on the internet featuring information about the organization and its activi..."

I applaud and respect the maintaining of their position concerning the Internet. And yet, I wonder what harm an unofficial site that adheres to the original intent of the blog (i.e. news about events and announcements) can do. I don't believe that it could be perceived as facetious on the Agudah's part - after all, this is an *unauthorized* site. But then again, I'm sure that there are those who will find a problem with the Agudah no matter what they do; they seem to be perpetually caught between a rock and a hard place.

Maybe they would have been better off not acknowledging the blog in the first place...

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